Six arrested over 'Nigerian email' frauds

Thursday, 23 May 2002, 12:55 PM EST

Six people were arrested in South Africa last weekend on suspicion of being involved in the infamous Nigerian email and letter fraud.

Four of those detained were Nigerian, one was Cameroonian, and the sixth was South African. South African police believe that the six people are part of an international fraud and drug-dealing cartel, and have been sending out many thousands of email and letters in an attempt to defraud.

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